Syracuse football offers 4-star, top-100 prospect, an elite DB in his class

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Syracuse football has extended a scholarship offer to one of the top defensive backs in the sophomore recruiting cycle.

According to his Twitter page, four-star Jaylen Heyward recently received an offer from the Orange coaching staff. Multiple recruiting services rate him as a top-100 player around the country within the 2024 class.

A consensus four-star prospect according to the main recruiting Web sites, the 6-foot Heyward is a sophomore at Rockledge High School in Rockledge, Fla.

In reviewing his bio on recruiting Web sites, he holds more than 20 scholarship offers from a range of high-major college programs.

Let’s look more in-depth at new Syracuse football four-star target Jaylen Heyward.

Besides the ‘Cuse, multiple other Atlantic Coast Conference teams have offered a scholarship to Heyward, including Florida State, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Pittsburgh, Miami and Louisville, according to recruiting services.

Additionally, he holds offers from an array of other excellent teams in the sport of college football, such as LSU, Arkansas, Penn State, Florida, Houston, Tennessee, UCF, West Virginia, Illinois and Iowa State.

The industry-generated 247Sports Composite, 247Sports, On3, the On3 Consensus and list Heyward as a safety, and within the 2024 cycle, he’s super highly rated at this position.

The 247Sports Composite places him at No. 84 nationally and No. 11 at safety. Over at 247Sports, he is No. 53 overall and No. 5 at safety.

Heyward checks in at No. 85 nationwide and No. 8 at safety via the On3 Consensus, while On3 has him at No. 51 around the country and No. 4 at safety in the 2024 class.

Last but not least, ranks Heyward at No. 153 nationally and No. 13 at safety.

We’ve noted in a variety of columns lately how Syracuse football coaches have doled out scholarship offers to an impressive cadre of stellar prospects within the 2024 cycle, and Heyward certainly fits that mold.

Since he’s a sophomore in high school, I would imagine that his recruitment still has a way to go, and without question, he’ll continue to see impressive offers arrive for him.

I credit the Orange coaching staff for getting into the mix for him, and while competition may prove intense, we’ll of course track Heyward’s recruiting process moving forward.

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